|Long Life Puja for Kyabje Choden Rinpoche - Ven. Choden Rinpoche|
A Long Life Puja, also known at Tenshug is a ceremonial long life offering to a spiritual teacher who has chosen to be born in this life in an ordinary form. This ceremony is done to request the spiritual teacher (Lama) to life a long life for the preservation of the Buddhist teachings and the happiness of all beings. As part of the ceremony we offer many different symbolic offerings that are auspicious for the occasion...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Lamrim; Ven. Choden Rinpoche; Long Life Puja
|Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment - Ven. Choden Rinpoche|
Lord Atisha, the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibetand his nephew. His coming initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Lord Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Atisha; Lam Rim; Tse Chen Ling; Choden Rinpoche